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How To Get 27 Days Off In 2022 Using Just 10 Days Of Annual Leave

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How To Get 27 Days Off In 2022 Using Just 10 Days Of Annual Leave

A TikTok user has proven how you could score more than a month of holiday in 2022 by being thrifty with bank holidays.

In 2022, Brits will have an extra bank holiday to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee on Thursday 2nd June - and business mentor Graham David has found a hack for getting the most out of your time off.

David posts a lot of videos about being business-savvy, and it's earned him more than 146,000 followers on TikTok.

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In his latest video, David talks to the camera and explains how you can get 27 days' holiday by using just 10 days of annual leave. Now that's the kind of maths we like to do!

The video has racked up 77,500 likes and just under one-million views - no surprises there.

So how did he work this out?

By booking annual leave between weekends and bank holidays next year, you only need to use up 10 days of annual leave - the rest is given to you.

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You can watch David explain in the video player below. Don't worry, we've taken notes underneath!

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Bank holidays 2022

  • New Year's Day - Monday 3rd January
  • Good Friday - Friday 15th April
  • Easter Monday - Monday 18th April
  • Spring bank holiday - Thursday 2nd June
  • Queen's Platinum Jubilee - Friday 3rd June
  • Summer Bank Holiday - Monday 29th August
  • Boxing Day - Monday 26th December
  • Christmas Day (substitute day) - Tuesday 27th December
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How to get 10 days off in April 2022 with 4 days' annual leave

So, David Said between 15-24th April 2022, you could have 10 days off using just 4 days of annual leave booked on 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd April, with the days around that being the Easter bank holiday and weekends.

How to use the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday to get a week off

You could then get 7 days off for the price of 3 in May-June, says David.

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If you booked off the 3 days leading up to Thursday 2nd June (Platinum Jubilee), which is then a 4-day weekend, you've bagged yourself a week off with only 3 days of annual leave.

Christmas 2022: How to get 10 days off work for the price of 3

Finally, if you hate working those limbo days between Christmas and New Year, you don't have to.

With Christmas day falling on a Saturday and Boxing day on a Sunday this year, the following Monday and Tuesday are substitute bank holidays. So already, you've got a 4-day weekend for Christmas this year. You can then make it a long week off by booking Wednesday 28th December - Friday 31st December off and then there's another bank holiday for New Year's Day on Monday 2nd January 2023.

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To sum up, you could bag yourself 10 days off at Christmas at the price of 3 days of annual leave.

How to score more holiday from work in 2022 (Credit: Unsplash/Anna Demianenko)
How to score more holiday from work in 2022 (Credit: Unsplash/Anna Demianenko)

But wait - that still leaves another 10 days of annual leave to use up (assuming your company allocates 28 days of holiday) - best book a summer getaway then!

So, by using David's method, you could get up to 37 days off in 2022. And if you're one of those lucky people with the option to buy more holiday, you're winning!

Unfortunately, this doesn't help every-one. Lots of people have to work weekends and bank holidays - as one user pointed out: "Bold of you to assume I don't work bank holidays and Christmas day."

Another said: "My bank holidays come out of my annual leave so I'm screwed."

Shift workers - we feel for you on this one. If David ever comes up with a holiday hack for you, we'll let you know!

Featured Image Credit: Unsplash/Maximilian Pazak

Topics: bank holiday, TikTok

Laura Sanders
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